The Toxicity of Immigration Rhetoric
This is not a post about being right. Politics is not just about being right and it never has been. The way things work in a representative democracy is that you not only have to BE right, you have to convince a critical mass of other people in this country that you are right, otherwise being right will do you no good. Is it right | Read More »
Eric Cantor to resign as majority leader
Via the Washington Post House Majority Leader Eric I. Cantor (R-Va.) plans to step down from his leadership post by the end of July setting off a weeks-long scramble for the number two leadership post, according to three Republicans familiar with his plans. Cantor will formally announce his plans later Wednesday in a meeting with his House Republican colleagues in the basement of the U.S. | Read More »
@NRSC shoots self in foot and complains about the pain
It would be refreshing if the latte-Machiavellis at the NRSC would forget about playing political chess and do something they are really good at: sitting in the corner, making motorboat noises and befouling themselves. The best example of this, of course, comes from Mississippi where those who allege to be the GOP Senate campaign masterminds have been trying to haul the doddering, semi-lucid porkmeister, Thad | Read More »
There They Go Again
Not even twenty-four hours after Eric Cantor’s defeat and the Establishment that made huge coin off his loss is daring conservatives to celebrate David Brat’s defeat or fundraise off of defeating Cantor. In other words, they made millions in defeat and don’t want the internal opposition to make a penny in victory. I bet today they’d trade the Senate Conservative Fund’s wine room for the | Read More »
Gun Owners of America Backs Rayburn Over Lamborn in Colorado’s CD-5
While everyone was focused on the shocking election results in VA-07, an email hit my inbox that could lead to another comfortable conservative being unseated in a Republican primary.
This time in Colorado.
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Ted Cruz, It Is Time for You To Listen
We here love Ted Cruz. He is a friend. He has been to every RedState Gathering. He is just an awesome guy. But it is time for him to listen. For the past two years he has been telling America to make DC listen. It became a clever hashtag. He got his picture with that hashtag at a RedState Gathering. At the Texas Republican Convention | Read More »
10 Observations on Last Night’s Miracle for We the People
1) Dave Brat is one of the most genuine, God-fearing, and humble candidates I’ve met this year. He had no interest in doing this for himself; it was all about the cause. He was gracious to Eric Cantor from day one and never engaged in politics of personal destruction. 2) There are obviously numerous disparate factors that play into the final outcome of an election. | Read More »
Heritage Action is a Better Measure of Conservativism Than the American Conservative Union
The press, by habit, likes to fixate on the American Conservative Union and its scorecard. Its scorecard, which is produced in ways that always seem to help the party leadership, had Eric Cantor with a 95% rating. The press sees that and thinks conservatives must have lost their minds to oust Eric Cantor. They’re eating their own. The American Conservative Union has long been a | Read More »
DONATE TO DAVE BRAT NOW
I’ve been encouraging people to support Dave Brat, but I honestly didn’t spend any time here on his campaign. I, like pretty much everyone else, was pretty sure he had not one chance in hell. He was outspent by more than 20 to 1. No one knew who he was. And he won. Praise God! It is a great day for the Republic. Many of | Read More »
Why Eric Cantor Lost
The death of the tea party has been greatly exaggerated. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor lost his primary tonight to David Brat, a man who was significantly outspent. Cantor spent $5 million to Brat’s $122,000.00. The media will play up Cantor’s loss by claiming it was about immigration. They will be wrong, but it will be useful for the rest of us. Immigration reform is | Read More »
The Great American Miracle
I literally don’t know what to say and am at a loss of words. I’ve spent the past few weeks working with people on the ground in VA-7 to help Dave Brat turn in a strong showing. I originally thought the notion of Eric Cantor being vulnerable was a joke, but Dave Brat, a great American patriot, rose to the occasion. It became clear to | Read More »
David Brat defeats Eric Cantor
I don’t know what else to say.
Eric Cantor on the edge of defeat
With 57% of precincts reporting, David Brat leads Eric Cantor by 15 points. Barring a deus ex machina of galactic proprotions, Eric Cantor will lose his primary race.
Doddering Old Man Thad Cochran Uses Angry Words Against Chris McDaniel
Someone must have slipped Thad Cochran some geritol and metamucil. He’s decided to throw some rhetorical punches at state senator Chris McDaniel. Cochran calls McDaniel an “extremist” and “dangerous.” Mind you, Cochran has previously admitted he only knows about the tea party from what he reads in the paper. Perhaps Cochran is only reading the Democrat run Clarion-Ledger in Mississippi. Actually, considering he does not | Read More »